DIF is part of the local government. It works with the most vulnerable sectors of society to help children who are at risk of living on the streets or who are already homeless, providing them with protection, affection, and understanding. In addition, provide education and development strategies that shall contribute to the recovery of their self-respect and enhance their possibilities of having a good life during adulthood. The project also has other activities such as taking care of disabled people. When the volunteer arrives, he/she together with the project manager, will decide their area of work.
DIF is a public institution that offers a real option for children who are at risk of living on the streets or who are already homeless. DIF provides a house for children to play, eat, dotheir homework, etc. Within DIF, there is a school that the kids can attend. Homeless children have the opportunity to stay in the house while DIF finds them a permanent home.
Provide language classes (English - basic level)
Teaching songs, games and intercultural activities in a different language
To take care of children during their daily activities
Provide computer lessons
Play sports with children
The volunteer will work with street children, children from poor families or children without parents.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
Be tolerant and should have a lot of patience
Be punctual and have a positive attitude, motivation and initiative for activities with the children
Desirable: basic level of Spanish
The project is located in Toluca.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
The volunteer will live with a host family in the city of Toluca.
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